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Phazon hopper

A Phazon Hopper is a Hopper that has been mutated by Phazon. They are larger, stronger, more resilient to damage and much more aggressive. Hoppers have gained purple coloring and a large spike on their backs, along with a hard, crystallized Phazite shell that covers their bodies, granting them better armor than their non-mutated cousins. They also have developed the ability to enter Hypermode; when this happens, every hop they take will produce a small Phazon shockwave.

Phazon Hoppers can be found on the G.F.S. Valhalla and planet Phaaze, and can be found in these rooms: Hangar A Access, Security Access, MedLab Alpha, Xenoresearch Lab, Metroid Cavern, Entry Canyon and Drop Shaft.

Trivia Edit

  • Phazon Hoppers make a sound somewhat resembling the bark of a dog.
  • Strangely, Phazon Hoppers are very similar to Hopping Metroids in appearance and behavior, despite both creatures belonging to unrelated species. This may be an example of "convergent evolution", in which two unrelated animals develop similar traits to adapt to their environment.
    • In the Japanese version of Metroid Prime 3, Phazon Hoppers are seemingly referred to as an advanced stage of the Hopping Metroids.[1]
    • If the above is taken as canon, these mature Phazon Hoppers may be responsible for laying the blue, mutated Metroid Eggs seen in the same game.

Logbook entryEdit

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Phazon Hopper

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Morphology: Phazon Hopper
Covered with crystallized Phazon. Spits venom from a distance.

Logbook entry

Phazon Hoppers are more resilient than other Hoppers, but can still be damaged by standard weaponry. The crystallized Phazon covering their bodies provides additional protection from attack. Like other Hoppers, these are capable of long-range assaults. They will spit bursts of Phazon venom at prey from a distance.

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